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SAAFF Opening Night Party featuring G Yamazawa
February 20 @ 9:00 pm
Co-Presented by 206 Zulu
Join us for an evening of dancing, live spoken word, and hip hop performances emceed by Aleksa Manila at the historic Washington Hall. We are excited to bring G Yamazawa, a Japanese-American writer/performer born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. A National Poetry Slam Champion and Kundiman Fellow, G has toured over 200 universities including Princeton, Dartmouth, and NYU-Abu Dhabi. His debut album “Shouts to Durham” independently charted at #34 on iTunes Top 100 Rap Albums, and his single “North Cack” peaked at #3 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart powered by Billboard.
We’ll be opening the evening with performances by local favorite, Rogue Pinay/ katrina pestaño, a force to be reckoned with, causing all types of ruckus as an emcee, cultural worker and community organizer. With a deep love of hip hop discovered as an immigrant youth, rogue pinay wrote verses as a way to reconnect with their roots and claim space as a queer filipina with a lot on their mind.
You can also catch local DJ Yung Barong who will close out the evening.
Sponsored by Tito’s, Truly Spiked & Sparkling, Georgetown Brewery